I am back from Hong Kong and started packing up too either for going to Badrinath or Yokohama , Seoul or Rome...
I am sick and tired of non-vege food...( all non-vege blog friends will shout............. liar...liar ...liar...)
Few hours back, SOMEONE phoned me, halfway through attending to her patients, and ordered , "I want some good food for lunch, simple and non-irritating and healthy etc ..etc...
I was wondering, what kind of food specification is this!!! What does it mean , non-irritating food!!!
Anyway I did not have much time , so quickly made the famous watery Massur ki Dal of Bengal. Some be-headed and cleaned sardines were lying in the fridge. Made a paste out of all the green chili and garlic lying in the house, added some red chili and jeera powder and cooked the fish to dryness with lot of oil with a Fennel seasoning...Now that I have learnt to use Kokum , a put a little extract of it too.
Now the main dish is a simple thin potato onion fry which goes well with Dal, Sambar...or even with piping hot rice drenched with ghee or butter or Paratha, Puri, luchi etc.
This is a very old recipe and all of you must be making it. Here I have given a little variation which just changes the flavour. This recipe is very handy when you want to make a dish very fast.
Potato 1 large, cut to 5mm X 5mm and 50 mm ( approx) with skin on. ( I don't peel)
Onion 1 medium sliced not very thin
Turmeric 1 level tsp
red chili powder 1 tsp
green chili 3-4
6-8 pod thin garlic , smashed flat with the skin on. ( for fast dish don't waste time by peeling )
Oil 11/2 Tbsp
Panch PhoDon 1 level tsp.( if you don't have Panch PhoDon try any of these 1. jeera , Methi and Fennel or 2. Jeera only . 3 Kala jeera only.
Dry red chili 2
Heat oil and give seasoning of dry red chili and the spice; immediately followed by the smashed garlic pods..stir for seconds and add onion.
Stir onion for 1 minute and add the potato, red chili and turmeric powder, salt . Mix well, sprinkle 2 tbsp water , stir and cover. When the potato is done , add green chili and fry on high heat.
Note: Do not fry the onion, just stir for a minute...it will get fried with Potato...
The dish is ready.
Now bit of travel photos
MACAU AND HONG KONG
I had posted some night view of Hong Kong earlier..
Here are few photos from Macau and Hong Kong. There is nothing much to see except buildings and more buildings.
I went to Macau for few hours by Ferry....Indians get Visa on arrival at both the places. Macau is famous for Casino and 2nd largest complex after Las Vegas.
It was raining heavily with high wind and it takes one hour by Ferry.
I had a long desire to see world's largest resort and casino complex , the Venetian Macau..This is built like the La's Vegas one but much bigger ...it has lots of representation of Venice.
I did not have much money to gamble and I knew I would lose always as it is said , if one is lucky in love will be unlucky in gambling. Moreover by winning I did not want to hear from someone " So you have finally proved beyond doubt that you don't love me ".
These are the few shots of the resort...
The blue sky above is the roof actually, in side the grand canal mall...I thought the weather had cleared..It was very new experience for me.
The grand canal in the mall
These photos are outdoor
from the Ferry in rain
The wet market place, I was staying on this road...a very busy and homely place
I am thinking of changing the name of my blog from " COOKING AND RECIPES AND TRAVEL". The name combination is very strange , but I believe all combinations of subjects are possible and I am greatly inspired by the movie name " Tarzan and Draupadi". and whats in a name by Shakespeare.